Hello all, i just wanted to get some feedback on babesia treatment.
I was diagnosed in January 2018 with the three B's, lyme, babesia, bartonella. I have started treatment for babesia with Biaxin, Ceftin, Mepron, Plaquenil. I am now 4 weeks into it, no real herxing, just some days a little more tired than usual.
My babesia symptoms are not pronounced or bad, I dont have the typical symptoms (drenching sweats, air hunger, etc.) However my babesia test was positive. the only symptoms i can relate to babesia maybe cold hands/feet, low body temp, itchy skin, fatigue. some of these symptoms overlap with lyme and bartonella.
so, how do people typically know when treatment has been effective - should i expect one or two (or more) of my symptoms to be resolved? given some of these symptoms overlap with other coinfections, how do you really know? i have read that the general thought has been 4 months minimum of treatment, to be in alignment with the red blood cell life cycle.. however my symptoms are not bad. will i lose ground if I stop treating for 3, 5, or 7 days to see if symptoms flare back, then restart treatment again?